Mar­tial Arts help­ing sick kids

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page - BY ROBERT MUIR

Some 60 fight­ers from 10 Mar­tial Arts clubs mainly through­out Vic­to­ria will step in the ring at ClubMul­wala’s “Fes­ti­val Hall” from 9.00am to 7.00pm this Good Fri­day - to help raise money for the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Good Fri­day Ap­peal.

“Karate, kick box­ing - all forms of Mar­tial Arts - will be on show in the au­di­to­rium,” Nick Davis from Mur­ray River Box­ing Gym Mul­wala told the Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle.

“All told there will be about 100 mem­bers from the 10 clubs and about 60 will spar, with ap­pro­pri­ate matches or­gan­ised. Lo­cal pro­fes­sional fight­ers from Echuca, Wan­garatta and from here will ref­eree the matches.

“There will be matches for kids as well as adults, and no-one will be get­ting hurt as spe­cial rules ap­ply for this day.”

Nick, a kick box­ing trainer, said he thought of the Good Fri­day idea some months ago. “But it was Mark (The Ham­mer) Castagnini, Fox Sports com­men­ta­tor who does a lot of TV who put it al­to­gether.

“It’s a good way to get ev­ery­one to­gether from the Mar­tial Arts world and the lo­cal com­mu­nity, to raise money for a good cause.”

An au­to­graphed T Shirt by 10 time world cham­pion John Wayne Parr will be on sale.

Shorts and other shirts from Nugget’s Thai Box­ing Gym Nu­nawad­ing and signed shirts from four world cham­pi­ons will also be on sale, again, all for the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Good Fri­day.

It’s just a gold coin en­try and there are lucky door prizes. The Easter Bunny will be there. “It’s a fam­ily day,” Nick said.

Han­nah Gib­bons, Nick Davis and Brid­get El­liott are look­ing for­ward to the Good Fri­day fundraiser.

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